Jordan talks politics, government with Elida students


By Dean Brown - [email protected]



U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, holds a question and answer session with students at Elida High School.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, holds a question and answer session with students at Elida High School.


U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sports an Elida hat prior to a question and answer session at Elida High School.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sports an Elida hat prior to a question and answer session at Elida High School.


ELIDA — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, began his time during a visit to Elida High School Monday by offering some life lessons before he delved into a question-and-answer session with students.

“First of all, hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but it sure improves your chances,” he said. “I tell people all the time if you’re willing to set a goal and work hard, in this country you have a great chance of reaching whatever objective you have in mind.”

Jordan also quoted former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr:

“The Constitution of the United States is not suspended during a crisis.”

Jordan also brought up current events in Washington, D.C., asking the students if they remembered when President Biden said he would never impose mandates required to get the vaccines.

“Well, he did,” Jordan said. “So the Supreme Court had to tell him that that was unconstitutional.”

Jordan then touched on the controversy surrounding President Biden’s son, Hunter, which has gained more attention in recent weeks, questioning how extensive the Biden family was involved in Hunter Biden’s affairs. Jordan said that 51 former intelligent officials signed a letter that became the basis for technology and media companies downplaying or suppressing access to this story during the final days of the 2020 election. Instead of being a disinformation campaign, the story surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop has since been confirmed as genuine.

When asked by an Elida student what actions America could take concerning Ukraine, Jordan responded, “The sanctions right now are probably the best way. Weapons that can help them defend themselves — I think we have to continue to do those things.”

Another question was raised concerning how to begin to get involved in the political process.

“Get involved in a campaign,” Jordan replied. “City Council, township trustee. Get involved. If you’re interested in running for office, then run for office. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. If I would have listened to conventional wisdom, I would have never run. If you want to run for office, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it.”

Before leaving, Jordan shared a few more of his thoughts. “We have an election in a few months and you know, Lord willing, the American people might be making a big change [and] put the Republicans back in charge. I think we’ve got to go out and campaign hard for Republicans across the country. I hope that’s what’s going to happen. I never want to be overconfident, but I do feel good about the upcoming election. In 14 months, we literally went from a secure border to chaos, we went from energy independence to the President begging OPEC to increase production. We went from the safest streets to record levels of crime. We went from stable prices to a 40-year high inflation. Four-dollar gas and six-dollar gas in California. That’s the stuff that has to change and I think one of the ways to change is to put new people in charge in the next United States Congress.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, holds a question and answer session with students at Elida High School.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_jordan001.jpgU.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, holds a question and answer session with students at Elida High School.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sports an Elida hat prior to a question and answer session at Elida High School.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_jordon002.jpgU.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sports an Elida hat prior to a question and answer session at Elida High School.

By Dean Brown

[email protected]

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409.

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